The rationale for this project evolved from research and experience of partners work in supported employment, identifying the barrier of employer’s attitudes to recruiting people with disabilities, our target group. Our sub-regional partnership includes organisations working: with and for employers; with and for disabled people; local authorities and a Health Trust. It will contribute to the strategic objective of combating discrimination and promoting equality in the workplace by promoting the recruitment and retention of people who have difficulty (re)integrating into the labour market because of their disability. Disabled people and partners involved in the project are empowered through the opportunity to work together to influence the business community, facilitated by the overall Development Partnership activity, including design, implementation, evaluation and dissemination, and the possibility of effecting cultural change through changing attitudes and behaviour.
To demonstrate that effective partnership working will facilitate achievement of project aims, actions and outcomes which otherwise would not be possible through utilising the expertise of each partner to promote the business case for workplace equality and diversity.
Employers, disabled people
This Development Partnership was not involved in Round One.